Before the pandemic, my husband and I decided to homeschool our two sons. Now that we’re ALL home, we have so many things to talk about, and I know exactly what they’re learning and what piques their interests.
They try to stump Daddy every night at dinner with something they’ve learned. We never had time for family dinners because my husband was always driving home in traffic and I was rushing the boys home from some sport, and they had tons of homework because they went to a private school. Everything was “rush, rush, rush.”
Last night, because our kitchen table was kind of messy, I asked the boys to set up a small table where we used to sit over by the TV for dinner. My smallest son said “oh yeah, that was back when we were not as close as we are now.” I got choked up and gave him a huge hug. We are open with our sons about what we expect from them, telling them no snowflakes will be formed in our home. We love them, give them responsibilities and room to make mistakes.
Now my husband reads with them daily and teaches them outdoor skills that he learned when he was their age. He used to barely get home in time to say goodnight to them. Our whole family loves homeschooling and the growing closeness of our family.
No More “Rush, Rush Rush”
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